New Student Convocation Ceremony

The New Student Convocation Ceremony is the official welcome to our student's academic career and is a celebration of their entry into higher education. At this academic ceremony, students will hear inspiring messages and words of encouragement from university leadership, a distinguished faculty member and a recent alumnus.

This is a required event for all incoming freshmen and transfer students. Parents, family and friends may view the ceremony by clicking the Livestream link on this page.

Date, Time and Location

Friday, August 23, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
McGuirk Arena, John G. Kulhavi Events Center

Transportation and Parking

Students living on campus will meet their Resident Assistant at a pre-determined location and travel to McGuirk Arena as a group. Incoming freshmen and transfer students who are not living on campus may park in lot 62 and should plan to arrive to McGuirk Arena by 9:45 a.m.

If you have any questions regarding the New Student Convocation Ceremony, please contact Kyle Pybus-Jerome, Ceremonies and Events Coordinator, at or (989) 774-7392.